In North America, Cinco de Mayo is a day for celebrating Mexican culture and history by enjoying Mexican cuisine and music. Instead of heading out to a restaurant with friends, stay in and prepare Lamb Barbacoa courtesy of Chef Alex Chen and All-Clad Canada! …
Just like that the 6th annual Healthy Family Expo took place last weekend at the Vancouver Convention Centre on March 24th, 2019. This was a fun-filled day for with over 200 exhibitors showcasing healthy, active, eco-friendly products and services for Metro Vancouver families. We enjoyed all the healthy &…
Where are you celebrating Earth Hour? Show your care for the Earth this Saturday, March 30, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm. Now in its 12th year, the annual global initiative — recognized as “the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment” — sees millions of individuals and businesses turning off their non-essential electric lights for one hour, to raise awareness about energy consumption and its impact on the planet. #CONNECT2EARTH
Here are a few places in Vancouver that are hosting special events for Earth Hour 2019.
H TASTING LOUNGE AT WESTIN BAYSHORE
H Tasting Lounge (located lobby level at The Westin Bayshore, 1601 Bayshore Drive), will be taking part in Earth Hour in its own special way. From 5pm until midnight, in addition to its regular menu offerings, H will be featuring a special prix-fixe dinner prepared without electricity. (Items are either raw or served tableside with a small propane grill.) As well, the lounge will be illuminated exclusively with candlelight, and live music will be performed “unplugged” by singer-songwriter, Antoinette Libelt.
- The Earth Hour menu includes the following, for $69 per person:
- Fresh Kusshi, bonito broth, cucumber relish, avocado mousse, squid ink tobiko
- Asian Ahi Tuna Tartare, spicy green onion aioli, crispy wonton chips
- Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio, shaved manchego, baby kale salad, toasted pine nuts
- Tableside Veal Cheek Bourguignon, braised merlot veal broth, caramelized pearl onion, pancetta, wild mushroom
- Kahlua Tiramisu
For more information: https://htastinglounge.com
OCEANS 999 AT PAN PACIFIC VANCOUVER
In recognition of Earth Hour, Pan Pacific Vancouver will shut down all non-essential power and light within the hotel on March 30th from 8:30 – 9:30 pm.
During that hour, they will be hosting a special candlelit Italian Opera Buffet dinner at Oceans 999. To further mark the occasion, expect to enjoy a performance by Edd Wright.
For more information: http://www.panpacificvancouver.com
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The 20th Annual BCPMA Healthy Chef Competition took place March 20th at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Vancouver. It is co-hosted by BC Produce Marketing Association and BC Chefs’ Association (BCCA). There were over 500 guests in attendance and 10 restaurants showcasing their use of…
Vancouver International Wine Festival is one of Canada’s premier food & wine event that you don’t want to miss. Although this year’s themed wine region is California, we enjoyed a sumptuous winery lunch at Lift Bar & Grill at Coal Harbour featuring food-friendly wines from Chile and Argentina.…
For many parents, getting their toddlers to drink water and eat fruits and vegetables is a chore. There’s a lot of pressure in parenting to figure out how to get a toddler well hydrated. As much as I want to avoid being a “Bad Mom”, sometimes it is hard to avoid giving your baby sugar and snacks. Despite feeling exhausted battling my kid to drink water, I feared asking for help and being mom-shamed. Luckily for Canadians who are looking for healthy and delicious food and beverages to include in their diet and lucky for them, the Oasis brand from Lassonde has created a tasty solution with Oasis HydraFruit organic products.
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If you are looking for different ways to celebrate and ring in Lunar New Years, I am excited to share with you the Year of the Pig themed afternoon tea at H Tasting Lounge at The Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, Coal Harbour neighbourhood. The stylish…
Kizami is a small Japanese restaurant that opened up last year in a tiny strip mall on Leslie Road & No.3 Road. The team comes from Manzo and is Chinese owned and operated. Kizami menu offers both fresh sheet and fish flown in from Japan…
Hanamori Sushi is located in Coquitlam (North Road / Lougheed neighbourhood). It is awkwardly located below an apartment building in the backlane behind Insadong. The restaurant has gone under new management/ owners. The restaurant is tiny with two booths, two tables and a four seater bar area. Despite the friendly service, we were pretty disappointed with all the raving reviews (that led us to this Japanese restaurant).
To reiterate, we were pretty disappointed about this sushi joint in Coquitlam that people were raving about. Some driving 1.5 hours to get to this place for “the best” aburi sushi. Suffice to say we were not mind blown but felt completely underwhelmed.
Aburi Salmon 3 each: Reminds me of the Tiger Eye from Sushi K Kamizato. It has rice and scallops in the center wrapped in salmon then torched. The teriyaki and hot sauce was just unnecessary.
Aburi Jumbo Scallop 3.25 each: Jumbo is such a loose term when it comes to their “jumbo” scallops. The scallops were lightly torched compared to the other aburi. But I liked that the sauce was lighter.
Aburi Salmon Belly 3.25 each: very standard and neutral in terms of taste and freshness.
Red Dragon Roll 14: 2 pieces of prawn katsu, imitation crabmeat, avocado, seared spicy tuna on top with house special sauce. We found this roll to be overly saucy which completely covers the flavours of the individual ingredient. You can see the Korean influence use of sauce for this sushi roll.
Salmon Oshi 13 (6 pieces): salmon pressed sushi heavily sauced with mayo (but without flavour). The jalapeno was sliced too thick thus making the sushi too spicy and was not torched together with the oshi. Nothing compared to Miku, Minami, Sushi K or even Kai Japanese.
Scallop Oshi 13 (6 pieces): The nigiri oshi had an artificial sweet taste from the mayo. The scallops were dissatisfyingly minced instead of chopped or whole pieced.
Tempera Udon 10: Perhaps the silver lining of this piece was the nicely battered tempura. Light and crispy without being too greasy.
As mentioned, we were not impressed with “the best aburi”. Suffice to say our standards are spoiled by Miku, Minami, Sushi K. But it’s hard to justify a re-visit or a visit for those who have never been when a restaurant misses the mark on so many levels.
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Mon 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
120 – 511 Rochester Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 0A2
Phone: (604) 939-2422
The 2019 Dine Out Vancouver Festival returns from January 18 to February 3, and will feature over 300 restaurants across Metro Vancouver. Organized by Tourism Vancouver, it is the best way to overcome January blues by indulging at some of Vancouver’s best eateries. This year…
Chinese Lunar New Year is on February 5th, 2019. 2019 will be the year of the Lucky Pig! As we celebrate many Chinese New Year traditions with festively decorated red and gold, lucky red pocket money, I’m equally as excited for limited edition treats and snacks!…
Com Vietnamese is a brand spanking new restaurant in Richmond on the corner of Lansdowne and Alderbridge Way. The 2 story high loft ceiling restaurant is beautiful, bright and well designed by Ste. Marie Design Studio Glasfurd & Walker, who worked together on Coquille, Kissa Tanto, Botanist, Savio Volpe – just to name a few. This modern looking Vietnamese restaurant menu focuses on traditional Southern Vietnamese cuisine – just how Grandma makes it. And in case you were wondering, the name Co’m means “rice” in Vietnamese.
The 75 seater restaurant features tables, booth seats, and bar area with an impressive cocktail program. Come summer 2019 you will also be able to enjoy their 20 seat patio.
Where To Park?
There are plenty of free parking in the Tempo Building off Alderbridge, street parking on Cedarbridge Way, and paid parking at the ORA Building around the corner.
Chả Giò (Pork Spring Roll) 8.50: This crispy spring roll is made with minced pork, carrot, taro, black mushrooms and glass noodles. Served with lettuce, fresh mixed herbs and nước mắm.
Papaya Salad 16.50: This is one of my favourite Vietnamese salads. Loaded with fresh papaya, carrot, lemon, onion, mixed herbs, prawn, pork loin, peanuts and house made dressing. Tangy and sweet with lots of different textures for a great mouth feel.
Thank You, Com Vietnamese for having me as a guest!
Cuisine: Southern Vietnamese Cuisine
Mon 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
7688 Alderbridge Way #120, Richmond, BC V6X 2A2
Phone: (604) 285-2654
Over the years, Famoso Italian Pizzeria + Bar has been offering Italian dishes and Neapolitan pizza in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and other Canadian cities. We love their authentic Naples pizza – a thin, crisp crust, soft centre and fresh 100% Canadian cow’s milk mozzarella.…
Doppio Zero Pizza is a Neapolitian Pizzeria in Como Lake neighbourhood of Coquiltam – specifically Como Lake at Poirier Street. I was pretty dissapointed the first time I couldn’t make it when Sherman and the wanted to meet up. Luckily, Josh arranged for another dinner to…